Originally posted by cody599
reply to post by adjensen
It's just my personal experience.
Maybe I should have said the more zealous a christian is the less forgiving they seem to be.
There is a difference between knowing truth and disagreeing with ignorance, just like their is a difference between judgment and shining a light of
truth. Light is not seen, but can only reveal what it hits. Would you agree? Suppose you are coming to a street corner (T in the road) to a stop
sign and an oncoming car from the right side cuts your corner, nearly missing your motorcycle. Do you disagree with their skills as a driver? Yes.
Do their actions affect you? Yes. Do you let them know why they should be more careful with your well being? Are you judging them or simply
clinging to truth? Or, should you smile and simply live and let live with joy in your heart?
Let's say you stop them for a moment and say, "You should really be more careful as you enter another street. Your actions have the potential to kill
someone." What if they then proceeded to beat you down with a good tongue lashing for being judgmental? Who is the one judging? Never the one that
holds you up to the light of truth. Always the one holding you down with ignorance. In the end, truth rises and denser ignorance sinks. This is not
judgement. It's the natural order of things. Truth rises because it is lighter. Ignorance is burdened by the weight of pride. There is a
difference, yet for every truth you think you hold, a higher one exists.
Here is the problem that any young person must eventually face in their lives. Respect is a two way street. It's easy to say someone is judging you
incorrectly. It is yet another thing to know the difference between judgment and truth. We can't see a fault in another without first seeing it in
ourselves. Often, the thing judging us is not the object delivering the message, but the subject they hold highly. Don't mistake the two.
Light shines all around us. It can't be seen, but merely reveals what it hits. If you could see light, then you would see nothing but light between
you and every object you know to be there. Not liking what you see in the object in no way shows the truth of the reflection given off.
True judgment only comes by how we reflect the light. We need to judge ourselves first. That can only come by the light of others. What's the
moral? Judge not lest you be judged. Truth is the only judge. Be sure you are not the one judging the higher truth.
Christian or not, this is simply common sense. If you are found ignorant, then truth judges you. This has nothing to do with the person holding it
up. Conversely, the one holding up ignorance will sink on his own. If I happen to be the one holding the truth up, I have nothing to do with the
light it shines and the things it reveals. If I am incorrect, then I judge myself. What's the defining factor?
What defines truth? Giving. What defines untruth. Taking.
The true moral: Is the one judging you holding you up or dragging you down? This is the only thing you need to ask.
edit on 22-1-2013 by EnochWasRight because: (no reason given)